PARIS -- Western European car sales dropped 6 percent in March, weighed down by falling demand in the UK, Germany and Italy, according to industry data compiled by LMC Automotive.
Registrations last month came to 1.70 million cars, the consulting firm said on Thursday. Its numbers are based on national data and estimates for some smaller markets.
The seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) of Western European sales fell 5.9 percent to 14.09 million, LMC said.
The UK decline was accentuated by a year-earlier sales surge, ahead of tax increases in April 2017, LMC said.